Last Spring, which is in September down here in Oz, Superman and I took a drive through country Victoria and … Continue Reading Hana Matsuri at the Cowra Japanese Garden
The Second Saturday of each month is Stock-the-pantry day as the Farmers Market is in Ballan. All my favourites were … Continue Reading Winter is in Ballan and it’s wonderful.
After a record 5 days of temperatures over 41C/106F, the cool change finally arrived – as did my time lapse camera, so I rushed to set it up to catch the sky as it cooled. We didn’t get the storm … Continue Reading Out of a Clear, Blue Sky
I am feeling more and more that my post-sea-rise/climate change novel should be my next project! We are on Day … Continue Reading Heatwave
The House Hunt is over! We will be able to move in from the 13th of April, but will need … Continue Reading The House Hunt is Over!
We’re home in Melbourne! The last few days in Bangkok were some of my best, despite being incredibly stressful. Between … Continue Reading We’re home!
Last weekend, we finally managed to get to Ayutthaya. It wasn’t quite what I expected; the whole city is a … Continue Reading Ayutthaya 2013
Me to driver: “What are they?” Driver: “Karma Fish. Set free. Good Karma” Me: “Where do the fish come from?” … Continue Reading Karma Fish
Posts and photos from our trip to Japan for another New Year at the Atsuta Shrine, will come, but today, big news: We’ve got about 10 weeks left in Thailand, slight possibility we might be home for my birthday!After feeling … Continue Reading Bangkok, you have defeated me.
The Mon Over Two Millennia: Monuments, Manuscripts, Movements by McCormick PatrickMy rating: 3 of 5 stars As my first introduction to the Mon culture, this was hard going, as it is a collection of academic papers presented at a conference … Continue Reading Review: The Mon Over Two Millennia, ed. Patrick McCormick et. al.
I was recently approached by the editor of a local expat magazine to write a feature article for their April/May … Continue Reading Celebrating Spring!
Some interesting manikins caught my eye in the clothing department of Emporium, tonight. http://cdn.smugmug.com/ria/ShizamSlides-2011042105.swf
Happy New Year! Spending the New Year right in the heart of Bangkok was quite an experience. There are fireworks sites all over the city, one was the building we look at from our living room and my office (see … Continue Reading New Year 2012 in Bangkok
One of the most confronting things about moving to Thailand, at least for an Aussie (and probably a Kiwi, too*) … Continue Reading In which I learn the true meaning of Customer Service
A quick update, mostly for friends and family, on the flood situation as it pertains to us. Anonymous Car Concern has put the families of ICTs on notice that we might be requested to co-operate with being required to voluntarily … Continue Reading Thai Flood Update